Good Eats Chickpea Flour is made from ground chickpeas (garbanzo beans). It can be used to make pitas, added to baked goods, and can be used to thicken soups or sauces. It can also be used as a meat binder in hamburgers or meatloaves. Using chickpea flour is an excellent way to reduce carbohydrates in baking as well as replace gluten in your diet. Chickpea flour is an excellent source of fibre, protein and iron.